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I have plans to head to buyck next weekend and staying through the snowmobile runs on crane the next weekend. Anyone know how wet it is on the lakes in the area? I will be fishing mainly the smaller lakes. Thx for any comments. 

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I was up the 12th and the slush had frozen at that time. They did get a little warm up last weekend but according to the Crane Lake Bar report it is looking good again. I will be heading up Fri for the weekend but expect it to be good. The following is Crane Lake Bar's report from their Facebook page.

 

Trail and Snow UPDATE 2/23 After the big melt last weekend we still have snow!!! In the last few days we have received over two inches of new snow and it's still snowing and is supposed to continue to through this evening. Last weekend the groomers were out so they got that wet snow groomed before it froze hard Way to go guys!.

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Thanks a ton Neiko. I'm a 3rd generation hunting shack owner over by the gold mine road. If you spend much time in the area, I'm sure we've crossed paths at trails end. GREAT food and Danielle is the BEST!!! I kinda hope tom and dawn don't ever find a buyer. (Selfish on my part) thx again.

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Ended trip early. Slush was froze. (Wont be next week) Fishing was Great!!! Bunch of 9"-10" sunnies. Some crappie, none over 12". 

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Nice fish!

 

Never been up that way in the winter but its on my list I have stayed at gold mine camp a couple times to fish!

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@zachD You would of drove right by the shack. Not much winter pressure. Did you fish the river? How did you do?

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Ya we fished the river did well on walleye smallies and a lot of northerns tried getting a big northern but no luck the guy staying next to us pulled a 43 out darn him

 

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I think next time I come up that way it will definitely be grouse season had some friends that did well that way this past year 

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Nice pics. Welcome to the area.

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